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‘The Nightmare’ to Return in June; UFC Stars to Hit the Big Screen?

(Sanchez, lookin’ like a straight badass.)

Sherdog reports that Diego Sanchez, born-again-hard after his beating of David Bielkheden earlier this month at UFC 82, has verbally accepted a main-event fight against fellow welterweight Luigi Fioravanti at the Ultimate Fighter 7 finale on June 21st in Las Vegas. Fioravanti has a 3-2 record in the UFC, and most recently threw around Luke “Sickly” Cummo at “Pride of a Champion.” It feels like a second tune-up match for Sanchez, but at least it’s relatively high-profile; if Sanchez ever had contract beef with the UFC, it’s been resolved and he’s back on the star track again.

The other UFC news that interests us today is this Variety feature (dug up by MMAPayout) about the potential of MMA stars crossing over into Hollywood. The important bit:

[I]nvestors have approached UFC’s execs about forming a film division that would produce pics that star the league’s fighters. WWE has a similar arm that’s pumped out three pics so far and is readying its fourth.

Does this mean we’ll be seeing a new version of See No Evil starring Tim Sylvia? A “UFC Films” deal could potentially turn into a quagmire of ill-advised cheesiness — but on the other hand, Quinton Jackson needs some better roles than Midnight Meat Train

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:D- March 19, 2008 at 12:54 am
I got raped by Kobe.
mbuster- March 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm
Diego looks like a Hobbit in that picture.
:D- March 18, 2008 at 7:56 pm
Sanchez is BA but i hope he drops to 155 if possible...N F the suns...Shaq "un loyal to any team that cant make the playoffs" Onea'l... Hahahaha Lakers are making a run for a title while the suns are trying to figure out where to put that lazy ass!!!!
perkedel- March 18, 2008 at 7:10 pm
Yeah, go Shaq daddy and the Suns! Lakers' fans are fags!